For Immediate Release
May 4, 2016
For Information Contact:
Gary Petty, NPTC
NPTC Honors 59 Certified Transportation Professionals® (CTP)
ARLINGTON, VA – Fifty-nine transportation professionals achieved the prestigious designation of Certified Transportation Professional® (CTP) by the NPTC Institute, the educational and professional certification arm of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC). The graduates were honored during a ceremony at the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 24-26, 2016 in Cincinnati.
Since the CTP designation was first introduced in 1993, nearly 1,550 fleet and transportation professionals have earned the right to add CTP after their name. CTPs are raising industry standards, and in turn, increasing the respect and prestige of the fleet and transportation profession.
“These new Certified Transportation Professionals, have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to understand complex operational and regulatory issues, identify and evaluate potential costs and savings, and develop systems and practices that best meet their company’s transportation needs and objectives,” said Mari Roberts, CTP, Chair of the NPTC Institute Board of Governors that oversees the program and Director, LD&T Dallas Metroplex, Frito-Lay, Inc.
“The CTP designation is a benchmark of excellence earned by a special few, but available to any fleet or transportation specialist will to make the necessary commitment of dedicated effort.”
Each year, Fleet Owner magazine sponsors the CTP Top Graduate Award. This year’s Top Graduate was presented to Joe Sponseller, CTP, Data Analyst with Dean Foods.
In addition to Sponseller, the following individuals represent the CTP Class of 2016:
|David Bement, Idealease
Abhishek N. Bharadwaj, Alcoa Wheel Products
Les Chimko, VitalAire Canada
Todd J. Comer, Perdue Farms
Joseph B. Cosenza, Jr., CPC Logistics
Michael Allan Crawford, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
Mark Cunningham, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Thomas Detweiler, Pepsi Beverages Company
Joseph M. Dilley, Sr., Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
Conrad B. Eastin, II, Castellini Group of Companies
Gino Fontana, Transervice Logistics
David Fortener, Papa John’s International, Inc.
Jarrid Frye, SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
Tim Giddens, PeopleNet
Lavonne Anne Gillies, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
Robert Goldstein, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
Debra Gonneville, Shaw Industries
Sara Hahn, PeopleNet
Kirby Hargis, LSP Transport, LLC
Christopher S. Hepler, Element Fleet Management
Ronald Hoffman, Kellogg Company
Justin D. Honeycutt, Penske Truck Leasing
Penelope Hoover, Maines Paper & Foods Service, Inc.
Carrie Johnson, Perdue Farms
Laura Johnson, NIC Federal
Ronny Jones, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Steven D. Kalnitzky, TMW Systems, Inc.
Stephen Katona, Fleet Advantage
Troy M. Kays, Sr., Papa John’s International, Inc.
Allister Kendall, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
|Darren King, Lytx, Inc.
Kevin Kure, Idealease, Inc.
Charles Raymond Larkin, III, Lytx, Inc.
Steven J. Lawrence, Meritor WABCO
Christy Lemoine, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
Sean Mack, CVS Health
Amy Mason, The Mennel Milling Company
Peter Mastrodomenico, Cumberland Farms
Jeff Mills, Fleet Advantage
Jeff Neil, Penske Truck Leasing
Kelly Newsome, Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
Peter E. Norem, Penske Truck Leasing
David M. Nye, Pepsi Beverages Company
Jeffrey Packett, Hittman Transport Services
Michelle B. Reynolds, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
Nathan W. Rhoads, Pepsi Beverages Company
Jim Rice, Lytx, Inc.
Amanda Romanowsky, NEP Broadcasting
Andrei Sakalouski, PeopleNet
Jessica Savage, Mack Trucks
Joe Sponseller, Dean Foods
Josh Taylor, Sherwin-Williams Company
Lauren E. Underwood, Oldcastle/Allied Building Products
John C. Van Geest, John Deere Canada, ULC
Kenneth R. White, Perdue Farms
Chris Whitehurst, Walgreen Oshkosh
Jerry A. Widner, Jr., HSM Solutions
Michael T. Williams, AmeriQuest Transportation Service
Rodney Wilson, Walgreen Oshkosh
The CTP 2016 Graduating Class
2016 CTP Top Graduate Joe Sponseller, CTP
Data Analyst, Dean Foods
Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies. The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Conference and Trade Show, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at nptc.org.